On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 01:37:08PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Jeff Dike wrote:
> > doogie@... said:
> > > I have patched my uml to support the above options. --config-fd
> > > continues to work across reboots.
> > Ummm, why?
> Having a long cmdline is painful to deal with. Also, the cmdline is exported
> to the emulated environment, while options from the config file aren't. This
> is useful when attempting to hide the startup options.
There are also options that I want to use every time when starting UML, and
don't want to type them every time. I also want to let other programs
launch UML, and have a single configuration file honored.
For example, I always want uml_switch networking unless I explicitly say
otherwise, so I would put "eth0=daemon" etc. in my ~/.linuxrc or whatever.
Likewise for default memory size, consoles, etc.